Best Vanguard Automaton Loadouts: The Best Automaton Attachments

Best Vanguard Automaton Loadouts: The Best Automaton Attachments
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


5th Nov 2021 16:31

It's easy to forget the best Vanguard Automaton loadouts, especially thanks to the perfect all-rounder that is the STG44. Vanguard has introduced this assault rifle to the fold, meaning players aren't overly confident with the rifle, but with the right attachments the Automaton can easily outperform all other assault rifles. But to find that performance, you'll need to check out our best Vanguard Automaton loadouts to discover the attachments and perks we'd recommend. 

We've got plenty of other Vanguard assault rifles guide for you to check out. 

In Call of Duty Vanguard, Sledgehammer Games have taken the Gunsmith option and slapped it into the pack-a-punch machine, spitting out the most confusing, yet unique, system's we've ever had. With a total of ten options per weapon to adapt into your own moult, you can craft the Automaton either into an absolute laser beam, or an actual Mid-range SMG - which simply shreds.

With an infinite number of combinations for your best Vanguard Automaton loadouts, its only major downfall is it's magazine size, meaning your first few games will need to be tactical, before unlocking a larger clip.

So, here's our guide to get the best out of the best Vanguard Automaton loadouts, including the best class set-ups and attachments.

Best Vanguard Automaton Loadouts: Lasers!

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Almost replicable of what you would see in Call of Duty: Warzone, the Automaton shoots straighter than the Ray Gun, spitting out a laser beam of speedy iron bullets, sending any foe in its sight back to the kill cam screen. One of the most effective ways to use the Automaton is to harness its range, with an added sprinkle of speed, and use this is the most prominent assault rifle/flex role weapon. 

To have your AR shooting like Robin Hood's arrow, you'll want these attachments for your Vanguard Automaton loadout:

  • Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
  • Barrel: Anastasia Sniper
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Empress Broadsword
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: On-Hand
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Magazine: 45 Round Mag

Best Vanguard Automaton Loadouts: Auxillary SMG

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The beauty of the Automaton is that on each extreme of its capabilities, it shines. Where it might lack a slight edge at point-blank range against the Shredder or the best Vanguard MP40 loadouts, the flip-side of the laser-like AR see the Vanguard Automation loadout convert into an auxiliary SMG. A concoction to be feared on the map, this Vanguard Automaton loadout might be our favourite yet.

For your auxiliary SMG Vanguard Automaton loadout, you'll want these attachments:

  • Muzzle: Recoil Booster
  • Barrel: ZAC 600MM BFA
  • Optic: Slate Reflector
  • Stock: Empress Broadsword
  • Underbarrel: M3 Ready Grip
  • Ammo Type: Subsonic
  • Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
  • Proficiency: Sleight of Hand
  • Kit: Fully Loaded
  • Magazine - 45 Round Mags

Best Vanguard Automaton Loadouts: Perks & Equipment

With the nature of an Assault Rifle, having an adept secondary that combines well with your perks will be key to success, adding a little bit of flair to the raw gun skill. To get the most out of your best Vanguard Automaton loadouts, you'll want a secondary that can finish a kill in close proximity (unless you're an RPG dynamo), with a taste for staying hidden and quiet to hit wild flanks.

  • Secondary - SMG
  • Perk 1 - Ghost
  • Perk 2 - Radar
  • Perk 3 - Overkill
  • Equipment - Frag Grenade
  • Tactical - Stim

Whether you're accustomed to long kill-streaks or prefer a more octane objective-based gameplay with a fast pace, these best Vanguard Automaton loadouts will have you equipped perfectly. The Automaton also made it onto our best Vanguard assault rifles list, so why not check out what it rates next to. 


Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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